Fear hinders our progress towards better times
where we need not be alone,
it suffocates lights and welcomes darkness
into our mind's own home.
Fear grips the souls of men
in a way no human can,
each is floating upon a spitting sea
spinning faster than a fan.
For some, the fear of debt chains them
to a weight that can't be moved,
its shackles are forged by the very hands
that carve their mortal doom.
They are wary of every gift that's theirs
and prioritize money over family,
they submit their lives to work
in fear of financial calamity.
For others, the fear of attachment
leads them to not love,
past experiences have taught them
not all is sunny up above.
They bury themselves with excuses
to avoid a love commitment,
their brains are sharp with knowledge
but their hearts are ever distant.
For others, the fear of failure
ties their heads upon a noose,
where debt, deceit and danger
toil from noon to moon.
They fill their head with thick poison
screaming at themselves that "they can't"
when in reality, they can build their own future
and leave behind their rant.
Many today are afraid of
life and all its sorrows,
those who take no risks fail to realize
that their lives could end tomorrow.
They won't be able to do the things
they've always wanted to do,
they will wake up one day and see
that they gave up way too soon.
So while you still live
and breathe in air every day
pursue the people and things you love
and chase your fears away.